Saturday, August 21, 2010

Robert Plant : Led Zeppelin Reunion Show At O2 Was "The Best Led Zeppelin Gig Since 1975"

Neil McCormick from Telegraph.co.uk spoke with legendary Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant about a number of topics including his new Band Of Joy project.

When asked about the Ahmet Ertegun tribute concert at London’s O2 Arena in December 2007, with Jason Bonham taking his father’s place behind the drum kit.

“I really had a wonderful time,” says Plant. “It was the best Led Zeppelin gig since 1975.” Many would like the reunion to have continued, including his band mates. When I spoke to Jimmy Page earlier this year, he said: "You’d better ask Robert Plant what the future of Led Zeppelin is.”

So I put the question directly to Plant: would he do it again?

“I don’t think so,” he sighs. “You’ve got to have a lot in common with the people you’re working with at this time in your life. Everything has to move on and forward, in all relationships.

The official Robert Plant Facebook page, featuring a competition to win tickets to an exclusive secret London show with the Band Of Joy, has launched.

According to a press release, "fans who 'Like' Robert are exclusively and automatically entered into a competition to win tickets to see a secret performance by Robert Plant and the Band Of Joy. The lucky winners - chosen at random - will have the chance to attend the intimate show at a secret central London location on the 1st September 2010. Robert Plant releases Band Of Joy, his first album since 2007's six time Grammy Award winning Raising Sand.Just visit Facebook and click Like - that's it! Click here to enter."

Robert Plant's Band Of Joy project is due out on September 13th via Decca in the UK and the 14th via Rounder/UMGD in North America and mainland Europe.

"I know that bands that haven’t put out a record for 10 years are playing to 20,000 people a night. But that’s not the achievement. The achievement is to knock yourself out. It’s a very selfish thing. The tail must never wag the dog.”

Read the entire interview here.

1 comment:

Linda said...

thank you for this interview...got to know Robert just a bit better by watching and surely appreciate his new work of art, so to speak......

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